So you live in a country where a large numbers of a certain ethnicity are living in slums, isolated, angry, feeling that they cannot get ahead economically and socially, and that their civil rights are regularly violated. The situation is so bad that riots have broken out in the past few months with complaints of economic discrimination and unfair practices by the police. Knowing that a disproportionate number of these folks are poor, and that a significant portion of the poor come from that group, your charity kitchen decides to serve a food you know they can't eat.
I'm sorry, but that's just nasty. It wouldn't surprise me if God throws that bit of charity into the list of "bad deeds."
This, of course, is exactly what's going on in France, right now. Some right wing groups are serving pork soup in their kitchens, deliberately excluding poor Muslims from their charity. It's a clear provocation, though they claim like breathless ingenues that they're just serving a traditional French food.
There are plenty of traditional French foods which don't include pork, and they know it.
This is pure racism and utterly hateful. It certainly isn't going to help alleviate tensions between the French Muslim community and the mainstream French community. Indeed, it seems designed to exacerbate them.
How did we get to a world, where people who run charity kitchens are so hateful?? These are are our philanthropists, our paragons of virtue, and yet they are so lacking in compassion. Sigh.
AP's report on the situation: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060124/ap_on_re_eu/france_pork_soup